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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

By GIBBON, Edward; MILMAN, Dean (pref., notes); Guizot, M. (notes); SMITH, William (ed.)

London: John Murray, 1854, 1855. Leatherbound. Good +. 8 vols. 22.5 cm. Leather bound boards with gold gilt design work on the spines. Printed by William Clowes and Sons. Marbled endpapers and edges. Bookplates for E. N. Clarenbach. Includes portraits and maps. Vol. I: xxxii, 415p. features frontispiece portrait of Gibbon and two foldout maps attached to the back flyleaf: "The Eastern Part of the Roman Empire" and "The Western Part of the Roman Empire" drawn and engraved by J & C Walker. Vol. II: x, 425p. frontispiece foldout map with a colour-coded account titled "The Migration of the Barbarians" as well as a synopsis of languages spoken in the various regions depicted prepared by Day & Haghe, Lith. to the Queen. 2 additional maps at rear by J &C Walker. Vol. III: viii, 433p. features frontispiece map "Western Asia Shewing the Marches of Julian and Heraclius." Vol. IV: viii, 410p. features frontispiece foldout map: "Europe about the end of the Vth century." with colour-coded geopolitical boundaries (Walker). Vol. V: viii, 415p. features frontispiece foldout map of "Italia." Additional map "The Eastern Empire Divided Into Themes" at rear (both by Walker). Vol. VI: viii, 428p. Frontispiece foldout "Map of the Mahometan Empire." Additional map "Europe and Part of Asia and Africa at the Time of Charlemagne at rear (both by Walker). Vol. VII: x, 412p. frontispiece foldout "Map of the Crusades" with colour-coded guide to seven crusades. Vol. VIII: ix, 434p. frontispiece foldout map of "Ancient Rome" with 110 identified locations and landmarks and an additional foldout map of the "Environs of Rome" at rear (both by Walker). Spines have been rebacked. Scuffing and wear to the boards and at edges of spines. Original spine work intact except on Vol. IV where part of the volume number is missing. Tear in flyleaf of Vol. V. Torn rear flyleaf in Vol. VII. Pages clean. Text clear and unmarked. Edward Gibbon (1737-1794) was a historian and British MP. His History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire was originally published in six volumes between 1776 and 1789. This eight volume critical reprint was published over two years (Vol. I-V, 1854; Vol. VI-VIII, 1855) and features critical introductions, elaborately detailed maps, indexes, and various prefaces and essays associated with the text by the mid-nineteenth century. Gibbon famously associates the fall of the Roman Empire with a decline or degeneration of cultural values. The loss of social virtue and the development of decadent practices after various barbarian invasions supposedly made the Romans effeminate and ineffective Imperial leaders. The book was to serve as a model for the growing British Empire, a political entity whose success or "progress" Gibbon and many other Enlightenment thinkers associated with a return to reason after centuries of Papal rule over Europe by the Catholic Church.

$600.00

The Old and New Testament Connected in the History of the Jews and Neighbouring Nations, From the Declension of the Kingdoms of Israel and Judah to the Time of Christ
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The Old and New Testament Connected in the History of the Jews and Neighbouring Nations, From the Declension of the Kingdoms of Israel and Judah to the Time of Christ

By PRIDEAUX, Humphrey

London: R. Knaplock and J. Tonson, 1729. Tenth edition. Hardcover. Very good. 4 vols.: Part I. Vol. I: xxxii, 364; Part I. Vol. II: 365-81, [39]; Part II. Vol. III: xxvi, 520; Part II. Vol. IV: 521-642, [60] p. 21 cm. Vol. I has frontispiece engraving, 5 regular plates, 5 fold-out maps and plans. Vol. II has frontispiece, one fold-out map, and chronological table. Vol. III has frontispiece engraving, one engraved plate, and two fold-out maps. Vol. IV has engraved frontispiece, one fold-out map, and chronological table. Full leather with raised bands and gold trim on spines. Black and red title pages. Red text block edges. Rebacked with original spines overlaid. New spine labels. Corners worn. Hinges repaired internally. Bookplates on front pastedowns for J. Toogood, Bridgwater. Iand ink signatures on title pages. Small reference labels on two front pastedowns. Occasional spots, thumbing, tiny tears. Some folds and chips probably original paper defects eg. edge of frontispiece in Vol. II. Darkened edge p. 534. First published 1715-17, The Old and New Testament Connected in the History of the Jews and Neighbouring Nations is a significant work, of which there were many editions. It covers the historical interval between the Old and New Testaments. Note the bookplate for J. Toogood, Bridgwater, possibly Jonathan Toogood, a general surgeon of Bridgwater, Somerset.

$750.00

Critical Path
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Critical Path

By FULLER, R. Buckminster; KUROMIYA, Kiyoshi

New York: St. Martin's Press, 1981. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good +. Signed limited edition, no. 174 of 250 copies. xxxviii, 471 p. 25 cm. 54 b&w figures. Grey and burgundy cloth hardcover in burgundy cloth slipcase. Some wear to spine, including rubbed labels. Moderate discolouration to slipcase. This is Buckminster Fuller's own vision of the development of human civilization and economic history. His ideology is based, among other things, on his detailed description of why scarcity of resources need no longer be a decisive factor in global politics. Critical Path is Fuller's master work, the summing up of a lifetime's thought.

$150.00

The Chronicle of Ahimaaz
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The Chronicle of Ahimaaz

By SALZMAN, Marcus (trans.)

New York: Columbia University Press, 1924. Cloth. Very good +. Columbia University Oriental Studies Vol. XVIII. ix, 106, 24, [5] p. 25 cm. Brown cloth hardcover with gold print in mylar wrap (removed for photo). Light wear and soiling to cloth. The Chronicle of Ahimaaz records the local history of a family of Jewish scholars, liturgical poets, and statesmen who flourished in southern Italy. It was written in rhymed Hebrew prose in the middle of the 11th century. Introduction and notes by Salzman.

$125.00

The History of the Reign of Philip the Second, King of Spain. In Two Volumes
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The History of the Reign of Philip the Second, King of Spain. In Two Volumes

By WATSON, Robert

London: W. Strahan, T. Cadell, J. Balfour and W. Creech, 1778. The Second Edition, Corrected. Hardcover. Very good +. 2 vols.: 443; 437, [19] p. 29 cm. Full leather. Red text block edges. Spine ends and corners repaired. Hinges repaired internally to match marbled endpapers. Labels on front pastedowns for A. Eyre - Grove. Small ink stamps at tops of title pages also for A. Eyre. Occasional foxing and ink marks but overall very clean. The only publication by Scottish historian Robert Watson (1730?-1781), this biography of Philip II of Spain (1528-98) earned the praise of Horace Walpole and achieved considerable popularity in its day, going through seven editions after its 1777 publication. Philip's reign was a boisterous one, encompassing wars with France and England (including the defeat of the Armada), revolts in the Low Countries, and fierce persecution of Protestants.

$600.00

Encyclopedia of Exploration to 1800
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Encyclopedia of Exploration to 1800

By HOWGEGO, Raymond John

Potts Point, NSW: Hordern House, 2003. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. xv, 1168 p. 29 cm. Green cloth in pictorial dustjacket.

$200.00

A General Collection of Voyages From Columbus to the Commencement of the Ninteenth Century; Including Those Edited by Dr. Hawkesworth, and those of Captain Cook. Printed Verbatim From the Originals. In Thirteen Volumes. Vol. III
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A General Collection of Voyages From Columbus to the Commencement of the Ninteenth Century; Including Those Edited by Dr. Hawkesworth, and those of Captain Cook. Printed Verbatim From the Originals. In Thirteen Volumes. Vol. III

London: Sherwood, Gilbert, & Piper, nd. Hardcover. Good +. 404 p. 16 cm. 5 b&w plates, 3 of which fold out. Half leather with marbled paper boards. Boards rubbed, corners worn. Pages browned. Pages 221-26, including one plate, have folded margins with slight tears not affecting text. Includes: round-the-world voyage of Commodore Byron in ship called the Dolphin 1764-66; round-the-world voyage of Samuel Wallis in the Dolphin in 1766-68; round-the-world voyage of Philip Carteret in the Swallow 1766-69.

$150.00

Les Homosexuels S'Organisent
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Les Homosexuels S'Organisent

By SYLVESTRE, Paul-François

Montreal: Les Editions Homeureux, 1976. Softcover. Ex library-very good +. 166 p. 22 cm. A few b&w illustrations. Paperback. Signed by author on title page. Ex library with label mark lower spine, a bit of soiling to covers. French text.

$50.00

China In Convulsion. Vol. I
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China In Convulsion. Vol. I

By SMITH, Arthur H.

New York: Fleming H. Revell, 1901. Cloth. Good +. xiv, [4], 3-364 p. 23 cm. 48 b&w illustrations and 2 maps. Red cloth hardcover with gold print and white and grey print. Spine faded and corners a little bumped. Ink signature on front free endpaper and ink notation on p. 48 margin. Occasional foxing or thumbing but most of text and illustrations are very clean. Some rough edges, particularly rear fold-out. Discusses anti-foreign riots (Boxer Rebellion) in China in late 19th century, sources of antipathy against foreigners, Protestants and Catholics in China, foreign occupation, etc.

$75.00

Aurel Stein: Pioneer of the Silk Road
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Aurel Stein: Pioneer of the Silk Road

By WALKER, Annabel

Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1998. Softcover. Near fine. First published 1995 by John Murray, London. xiv, 393 p. 24 cm. 29 illustrations and 4 maps. Paperback.

$35.00

Treasures from the Ukrainian Steppes: Souvenir of an Exhibition
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Treasures from the Ukrainian Steppes: Souvenir of an Exhibition

Montreal Museum of Archaeology and History, 1999. Fine. 87 p. 28 cm. Colour illustrations. Softcover. Exhibition held at Pointe-a-Calliere, Montreal Museum of Archaeology and History. Text covers the Stone Age, Tripolye People, Bronze Age, Cimmerians, Scythians, the shores of the Black Sea. Commentary by Piotr P. Tolochko, Francine Lelievre, Denis Kozak and Elena Fialko, Michel Lambert and Annick Poussart, Veronique Schiltz.

$35.00

The Pullen Expedition In Search of Sir John Franklin: The Original Diaries, Log, and Letters of Commander W. J. S. Pullen
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The Pullen Expedition In Search of Sir John Franklin: The Original Diaries, Log, and Letters of Commander W. J. S. Pullen

By PULLEN, H. F.

Toronto: The Arctic History Press, 1979. Fine. Edition of 1000 copies of which this is no. 351. 230 p. 25 cm book in 26 cm slipcase. Padded blue leatherette with gold print. Slipcase in matching colour. 4 fold-out maps and 7 b&w illustrations. Appendices, bibliography and index.

$90.00

Haut-Katanga: Visite de sa Majesté Le Roi Baudouin au Katanga, 1955
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Haut-Katanga: Visite de sa Majesté Le Roi Baudouin au Katanga, 1955

Elisabethville: Des Presses Imbelco, 1955. Staplebound. Good +. Unpaginated. 28 cm. Numerous b&w illustrations. Tan paper covers. Tape repaired closed tear in front cover, some soiling. A little soiling to first pages but overall very clean inside. French text. The Belgian king paid a visit to this Congo province in 1955.

$35.00

The Ottoman Empire Vols. I & II
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The Ottoman Empire Vols. I & II

By UPHAM, Edward

Edinburgh: Constalbe & Co, 1829. Hardcover. Good. Constables Miscellany of Original and Selected Publicatons in the Various Departments of Literature, Science & The Arts. Vol. XL & XLI. 2 vols.: 297; 390 p. 16 cm. Title page vignettes. Fold-out map frontispiece in vol. II. Green cloth hardcovers. Spines faded, spine labels are chipped and stained. Ink signatures on front pastedowns and on title page of vol. I. Occasional spotting. Contents page loosening vol. II. Organized by reign.

$125.00

Letters Written During the late Voyage of Discovery in the Western Arctic Sea
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Letters Written During the late Voyage of Discovery in the Western Arctic Sea

Published for Sir Richard Philips, 1821. Disbound. Fair. 124 p. 22 cm. Disbound. From our As Is shelf. Last two pages detached. Foxing. Two copies of an illustration included at rear. Letters written at sea by an unknown author to his brother 1819-20. Editor's postscript discusses various voyages of exploration seeking a Northwest Passage.

$75.00

The Works of Horace
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The Works of Horace

By SMART, C. (trans.)

Edinburgh: Stirling & Kenney, 1834. New Edition. Hardcover. Good. 356 p. 16 cm. Cloth spine with paper boards. Corners worn, some spots to boards, spine label worn. Front free endpaper torn out. Spotting.

$50.00

Beautiful Britain: Ireland. Painted by Francis S. Walker R. H. A.  Described by Frank Mathew
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Beautiful Britain: Ireland. Painted by Francis S. Walker R. H. A. Described by Frank Mathew

By MATHEW, Frank; WALKER, Francis S. (Illus.)

Montreal: Cambridge Corporation, Limited, 1905. Royal Canadian edition, copy 190 of 1000 copies. Hardcover. Good +. Beautiful Britain (Series). 23 cm. xviii, 212 p. Includes 79 colour illustrations engraved by Hentschel Colourtype, Ltd. Bound in green-dyed leather with gold and blind impressing on front board and spine. Spine faded and torn at head. Minor wear elsewhere. Clear and unmarked text throughout. Part of a set of volumes released as a limited edition published in Canada by the Cambridge Corporation in cooperation with A. & C. Black in London. Features donegal, Tara, Dublin, Galway, Connemara, Wicklow, River Shannon, Killarney, Lough Erne, Vale of Avoca, Blarney Castle, etc.

$100.00

War and Christianity: From the Russian Point of View. Three Conversations by Vladimir Solovyof with an Introduction by Stephen Graham
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War and Christianity: From the Russian Point of View. Three Conversations by Vladimir Solovyof with an Introduction by Stephen Graham

By SOLOVYOF, Vladimir

London: Constable & Company, 1915. Reprint of October 1915. Hardcover. Good. 188 p. 21 cm. Green cloth spine with grey paper boards. Worn corners and edges. Faint stain on spine.Small label on front pastedown.

$50.00

Interpretations of Renaissance Humanism
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Interpretations of Renaissance Humanism

By MAZZOCCO, Angelo (ed.)

Lieden: Brill, 2006. Near fine. Brill's Studies in Intellectual History vol. 143. xii, 324, [4] p. 25 cm. Hardcover. Light wear. Some pencil notes in margins of first pages. Essays on such topics as the origins of humanism, the medieval encyclopedic tradition, scholasticism, Petrarch, etc. Bibliography and index.

$125.00

Modern Iran, With Maps, Plans and Illustrations
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Modern Iran, With Maps, Plans and Illustrations

By ELWELL-SUTTON, L. P.

London: George Routledge & Sons, 1942. Reprint. Hardcover. Fair/Good. xii, 234 p. 23 cm. 8 b&w illustrations and 5 maps and plans. Green cloth hardcoverin red and grey dustjacket. Dampness discolouration to cloth. Chips and tears to jacket, esp. upper spine. Some wrinkling to pages. Describes the people, the Classical Age, rise and decline of Islam, Iran under the shadow of the West, regime of Reza Shah Pahlavi, economics, social and cultural progress, foreign relations, place in the world. Appendices, bibliography, index.

$35.00

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